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There was a lot of crying’: youngest Booker prize nominee on writing her first novel. MSt alumna Daisy Johnson interviewed for Guardian Culture From the announcement “The author made headlines this year after becoming the youngest person to be shortlisted … Continue reading
The text of MSt tutor Roopa Farooki’s keynote speech on Saturday 21st October 2017 at the inaugural Asian Writer Festival is now available online.
Beta readers. Some belittle, some won’t admit to using them, some praise them. I fall into the final category. While I’m willing to concede beta readers are not for everyone, I am going to champion them here. I have a … Continue reading
“In May 2016 I won the Inaugural Warden’s Prize for Public Engagement in Doctoral Research at Goldsmiths. The award reflected the way my doctoral studies into Mesopotamian literature and my retelling of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh(forthcoming from Carcanet Press … Continue reading
MSt alumnus James Ellis’s novel The Wrong Story has been published by Unbound. “After falling from a car park roof, cartoonist Tom Hannah is left with partial amnesia and the feeling that something important is missing from his life. His … Continue reading
I graduated from the MSt in 2014, and took another eighteen months to finish my first fiction manuscript. It involved a few dramatic decisions (saving hard for a year so as to afford a six month break from work; leaving … Continue reading
I completed the first draft of my new book almost exactly a year ago. For the last twelve months, my writer’s life has been one of editing and proof-reading, punctuated by meetings with marketing people and a belated education in … Continue reading
MSt tutor Roopa Farooki is one of six authors on “Writers on the pain of hindsight in publishing: ‘It’s like a bad breakup – you have to move on’“, published in the Guardian, 9th November 2015.
“Tumbling Down Joyce’s Stairs: South London’s reply to Dubliners” MSt tutor Roopa Farooki’s piece on her novel Londoners and on being inspired by Joyce has been published in Collected, the weekly series of articles by Royal Literary Fund’s writers edited … Continue reading
One of my students very sweetly nominated me as a ‘Mulberry Bush Women of the Year 2015’ and I was duly invited to lunch at Balliol. I was surprised and grateful to be nominated as the nominees are chosen as … Continue reading